Diggings 18 January 2020

Knobbed Russet: William Mullan An edition that by chance focuses on conservation and food security and justice. Iamges from Around the World in Rare and Beautiful Apples The Conservationist Saving India’s Heirloom Rice Varieties  'During his initial survey, Deb found that until the 1970s, farmers grew more than 110,000 varieties of rice across India. But he …

Diggings 29 May 2019

An Indomie democracy sausage, May 2019 Fava beans or Uber Eats? Health food dilemma threatens school canteens Mr Bernard's company is big enough to devise economies of scale, and rely on volume rather than margins, but he says others – especially those only open a day or two a week – cannot do the same. …

Diggings 4 May 2019

'Bloody good': Royal Easter Show honey competition tickles taste buds While the competition is an opportunity to recognise the best native honey, it is also important to remember that Indigenous populations have "prized it for thousands of years", Dr Smith said. Native bee hives, which are not as common as European ones, only produce an …